Ernesto Ortiz is a stand-up comedian and storyteller who grew up in the West Phoenix neighborhood of Maryvale. He describes his comedy as a celebration of the complex but very normal life of a bilingual, U.S.-born, Latinx, LGBTQ person of color who is obsessed with cats. He is the co-host of the ¡Uy, Cucuy! podcast and co-producer of the House of Fabulous at Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy. Outside of comedy, Ernesto has a passion for theatre and currently works in development at Childsplay Theatre Company.